Meaning of APPEARANCE in English

APPEARANCE

noun

1 way that sb/sth looks

ADJECTIVE

▪ attractive , handsome , youthful

▪ distinctive , odd , strange , striking

▪ dishevelled/disheveled , scruffy ( esp. BrE ), unkempt , unprepossessing

With his dishevelled/disheveled ~ he often looks as though he's just fallen out of bed.

▪ external , outer , outward , physical , surface , visual

In outward ~ the two types of tomato are similar.

▪ personal

attention to personal ~ and hygiene

▪ general , overall

attempts to improve the general ~ of the town

VERB + APPEARANCE

▪ have

Inside, the house had the ~ of a temple.

▪ take on

Towns merged to take on the ~ of a city.

▪ create , give

The report gives an ~ of scientific credibility.

▪ alter , change

Shaving off his beard changed his ~ dramatically.

▪ check

He stopped at the mirror to check his ~.

▪ enhance , improve

▪ mimic

man-made materials that mimic the ~ of wood

▪ avoid

We must avoid any ~ of impropriety.

▪ keep up , maintain , preserve

They tried to maintain the ~ of normality.

PREPOSITION

▪ in ~

rather bird-like in ~

PHRASES

▪ contrary to ~s , despite ~s

The American president, despite ~s, has only limited power.

▪ judge (sb/sth) by ~s

To judge by ~s, Roger was rather embarrassed.

▪ keep up ~s (= hide the true situation and pretend that everything is going well)

When she lost all her money, she was determined to keep up ~s.

2 arrival of sb/sth

ADJECTIVE

▪ abrupt , dramatic , sudden , surprise , unexpected

▪ brief

▪ first , initial

Since its first ~ in the 19th century, cholera has killed millions.

VERB + APPEARANCE

▪ make , put in

She made a sudden ~ just as we were about to leave.

I feel I must put in at least a brief ~ at the party.

▪ mark

This marked the ~ of a new genre in American music.

3 act of appearing in public

ADJECTIVE

▪ first , second , etc.

her first ~ on the stage

▪ final , last

▪ frequent , occasional , rare , regular

▪ recent

▪ live , personal

▪ public

▪ cameo , guest

▪ court , radio , stage , television , TV

one of the actor's rare television ~s

▪ scheduled

The singer had to cancel her scheduled ~.

VERB + APPEARANCE

▪ make

She made a cameo ~ in the movie.

▪ cancel

She was forced to cancel her ~ as keynote speaker at the event.

APPEARANCE + NOUN

▪ fee , money ( both sports , esp. BrE )

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .